Angry protesters reject royal mourning

Maylene Slater-Burns, a Kamilaroi woman among the protesters, said the public grief acknowledged over the monarch’s death flew in the face of Aboriginal people calling for a day of mourning for decades.

“There should be a day of mourning to acknowledge our people, our suffering; our continued loss of culture and kin,” said Slater-Burns, who wore a possum skin as a symbol of mourning over her right shoulder.

Uncle Charlie and around 500 supporters of Indigenous rights, rejecting a public holiday mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.Credit:Chris Hopkin

She pointed to Premier Daniel…

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